Just came back from a morning walk. The air was cool and the walk was great even if we didnt see any large hairy mammals, although their signs were all over the place from kills, scat en then fresh lion prints. We saw plenty of birds (5 Spotted eagle owls) and general game.
The walks are informative walks, meaning we stop and talk/explain a lot. Depending on the area we walk and the fitness of the guests we can walk up to 3/4 km. This morning we stoped and talked a lot. I realised only when I got back that we were heading in the direction where a pride of lion were sleeping, we turned around about 600m before them (not knowing it otherwise i would have kept going).
The interest of the guests will also depend on how far we walk.
Sorry for the premature post above. I had searched the forums without finding the answer but I just had to go back to the beginning of this thread to see that this has already been discussed. If I understand correctly from the above posts we can tentatively pre-book walks. Is that correct? And who should I contact to do so.
No worries if you ask a question which has been asked before I will just answer it again (no skin off my back), you are more than welcome to book at the reception- I would however suggest that you give me the dates so I could get your walk booked, then you know it will take place.
@ICE, as from 1st November 2010 the walks will be R 160,00 p.p. please note that no children under the age of 12 will be allowed on walks.
Joined: Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:21 pm Posts: 184 Location: Germany
Hello Kgalagadi Guru, You would like more forumites to participate in walks? No problem. I know of 2 who will definitely book a walk in March (either from TR or from Nossob). Which one can you recommend? Or should we do both? Nina
No question about it that I would suggest both, for the simple reason that no two walks are the same. The advantage of walks are that you are on level ground with all animals and you have a better understanding of all the small things in the Kalahari (which will be explained by the guide), you feel mor efree and not as enclosed as it would be in a vehicle.
Then the bonus is when you meet a lion or any other predator on foot (ask dreamer about her walk), it just doesnt get any better than that. The adrenalin starts flowing when you do come across fresh lion tracks, in a way you want to see the animal but on the other hand you would prefer not to. From tracks to spiders to plants. I believe that is how it was supposed to be....explore nature on foot.
Joined: Sun Apr 09, 2006 10:23 pm Posts: 813 Location: Cape Town
Hi Nina .... DO BOTH You know the feeling when someone asks you "Why do you love the Kgalagadi so much ?" And, you find it difficult to explain...well, it's just the same feeling!! Can't explain it, just do it
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